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What do we mean by the theoretical yield for a reaction? What is meant by the actual yield? Why might the actual yield for an experiment the less than the theoretical yield? (Can the actual yield be more than the theoretical yield?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The term theoretical yield and actual yield should be defined and the reason behind the fact that the actual yield for an experiment be less than the theoretical yield should be determined and whether the actual yield is more than the theoretical yield or not.

Concept Introduction:

A balanced chemical equation is an equation that contains same number of atoms as well as of each element of reactants and products of reaction.

For example, the reaction between lead sulphide and oxygen is as follows:

2 PbS +  3 O22PbO +  2SO2  Reactants            Products

The limiting reactant in a particular reaction has due to following properties:

  1. Limiting reactant completely reacted in a particular reaction.
  2. Limiting reactant determines the amount of the product in mole.
Explanation

Theoretical yield is the amount of product which is theatrically calculates by the amount of limiting agent. It is the maximum amount of product which is formed in any reaction.

The actual yield is the yield which is obtained from the chemical reaction. It is always less than the theoretical yield because of following reasons:

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